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  1. Business - China Business - POINT OF LAW

    New data standard signals change ahead

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Scott Thiel

    ... in Asia without a comprehensive law regulating the use and handling of personal information. Instead, data privacy is governed by way of a regime that includes the constitution, criminal law, civil law, tort law and some sector-specific regulations. Concepts such as "personal information" and "consent" are not well defined, so protection of data privacy ...

  2. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Beijing's Guideline ensures firms must take care with personal info

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Veronica Lockyer

    ... collecting personal info Mainland specifications for personal information protection, under the name of the "Guideline", mark the latest step by Beijing to address data privacy issues after a number of recent high-profile cases involving unauthorised use and disclosure of personal information. The Guideline is an indication of the increasing attention being paid to data privacy issues ...

  3. Business - POINT OF LAW

    High Court set to decide on state secrets law's reach

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by DONNA WACKER

    ... secret" is very broadly defined to include any information relating to state security and interests whose disclosure may harm state security or interests in politics, the economy, national defence ... reliance on the state secrets law to not disclose the information requested by the SFC provides Ernst & Young with a "reasonable excuse" for what is otherwise a breach of Ernst & ...

  4. Business - China Business - POINT OF LAW

    IT compliance best way to gain an edge over rivals

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by ALAN CHIU

    ... due to their lower operating costs. Use of pirated software, which gives an unfair advantage to those foreign manufacturers over local businesses that pay for licensed information technology, ...

  5. Business - China Business - POINT OF LAW

    Guidelines help China to take step forward in data privacy

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by SCOTT THIIEL

    ... of personal information. Data privacy is governed by way of a regime consisting of the constitution, criminal law, civil law, tort law and some sector-specific regulations. Fundamental concepts such as "personal information" and "consent" have not previously been well defined and, as such, the protection of data privacy on the mainland is piecemeal at best. In addition to this, ...

  6. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Company filings and directors' addresses in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by JASON CARMICHAEL, Robert Rhoda

    ... secretaries. The proposal for identification card numbers is that the alphabet prefix and three digits be shown. A director or company secretary would have to apply to have protected information withheld. Permitted classes of persons would be entitled to apply to the registrar to access the withheld information. The registrar could, on conditions being satisfied, disclose withheld ...

  7. Property - International - POINT OF LAW

    Investors need to act fast with caution

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeremy Liebster

    ... at the last minute because structural issues are discovered. Finally, if a buyer is thinking about potentially developing the property, ensure that lawyers and surveyors are informed at an early stage ...

  8. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    SFC's civil court pursuit raises concern

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by DAVID SMYTH, WARREN GANESH

    ... shares on the back of "inside information" or disclosing such information to another for the purpose of dealing. Market misconduct includes insider dealing, false trading, price rigging, disclosure of false or misleading information and market manipulation.   What now? It is important to remember that there has been no finding that the defendants engaged in wrongdoing. ...

  9. Business - Companies - POINT OF LAW

    Hong Kong injunctions balanced striking dock worker, landowner rights

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Patrick Sherrington, Jennifer Dickey

    ... in contemplation of a trade dispute to attend a place of work in order to peacefully obtain or communicate information or to persuade any person to work or abstain from working. These rights were ...

  10. Business - Money - POINT OF LAW

    Mis-selling financial products

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Georgia Dawson and Peter So

    ... the risk return profile of each investment product with the personal circumstances of each client, provide all relevant material information to clients and help them make informed investment ...




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